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15th February 2017
Thousands of buy to let landlords are mortgage prisoners as falling interest rates remain tantalisingly out of reach for them. Banks and building societies have plenty of deals priced at interest rates between 1.5% and 2.0%, but few landlords can afford to make the switch since the Bank of England... ... more »
10th February 2017
The government’s masterplan for housing quickly had the buy to let section rubbed out and rewritten. Housing Minister Gavin Barwell was quick to clarify what his Housing White Paper meant to private tenants and landlords. The policy called for longer tenancies and more affordable rents, but was short on specifics. ... more »
8th February 2017
How do landlords split a buy to let property if they are selling and dispute the ownership? The problem is affecting thousands of landlords who invested in buy to let with friends or family when they got on better, but have seen their relationships turn sour. ... more »
2nd February 2017
Letting agents want to offer tenants easy repayment plans rather than see a fee ban. Trade body the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) claims the proposed government ban on fees will see rents rise as the upfront charges levied when renters take on a property are transferred to landlords. ... more »
24th January 2017
Switching investments out of property into start-up businesses offer landlords a tax loophole for putting off their capital gains tax bills. The government encourages dragons to stake money against start-ups through two tax schemes – Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). ... more »